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Asian Cafe

Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6262 6233
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy lamb” (4 reviews)
“laksa” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in a group and had a banquet. Typical westernised Chinese food. Average quality. Reasonable service. They had an espresso machine (Thank goodness) - many Chinese restaurants do not serve good coffee.

Thank Richard-Canberra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice little restaurant that has a range of choices but the five of us all chose Laksas - although all different. The Laksa dishes were large and delicious, although not very spicy. A dish of chillis on the side, however, soon fixed that. The...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Ate here one night with a friend.. had the Shantung Chicken, some steamed veggies and fried rice The food was ok, nothing to remember, or to complain about, although I've had better chicken elsewhere They have a bar, and there was a wine list; and...More

Thank MJD013
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food. Good service. Ambience OK - lighting a little bright. Good value. I would return/recommend.

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On a business trip, I was at the Quest hotel a few doors along for two weeks. We ate here once. It was fine. But many other restaurants in the area that were as good or better.

Thank fred_cameron
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My eldest son came home recently from America, his first visit in quite a while. To celebrate a family dinner was in order and his cravings were for great Chinese food. The choice was restaurant was obvious as over the last fifteen years we have...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Dined here again recently, having been several times in the past. The food is fresh, very very tasty, and there is a great selection. The decor is modern and simple and the service is friendly and prompt. Will definitely go there again :)

Thank Jon Q
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It was an opportunity to catch up for dinner after work on Friday. The restaurant is great as the food and service is good and the bonus is that you can have a proper conversation. I would recommend the Mongolian pancakes, crispy lamb and five...More

Thank bluezen
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I have been countless times and have taken visitors to Canberra. Both business lunches and friends dinners. King Island Steak is outstanding and must have. All good is great and way above the "norm" Chinese food.

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I would have eaten at this restaurant at least 50 times over the past 5 years. Why? Because I have never had a poor dish here. The service is always great, the range of dishes is excellent, their wine list is small, well-priced and good....More

Thank Tasilee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melbourne Building 32 West Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6262 6233
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